Kit is a grandfather from Cambodia. He has two sons, four daughters, and nine grandchildren. He likes to listen to monks pray on the radio.
Two years ago, Kit developed a pterygium in his left eye, causing him blurry vision and irritation. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going anywhere outside.
When Kit learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. Kit needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of his procedure is $201. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for June 11.
He says, “I look forward to going to the pagoda and participating in ceremonies.”